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rid of scott brown. 1-866-55-press. >> real people living real lives in new york city. >> we've been threatened with the cutting of hours. we've been threatened with losing our jobs. if i lose my job than to stay there and be belittled. >> jennifer: last week, hundreds of fast food workers took to the streets of new york to demand a living wage. workers from mcdonald's, burger king, wendy's, taco bell, other major fast food chains all walked out. and they called for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour. for the right to unionize without interference. they would be a powerful force. fast food workers are the fourth largest occupation in the country! they earn on average about $18,000 a year. for full time. that's roughly the poverty level for a family of three. at the same time, these big chains are reporting record profits. and the issue underscores a fundamental, moral question. will we build an economy that pays workers enough to support a family or will we use the government to subsidize people's w
the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and direct subway service is not expected to return into the middle of next year. >> we were up to five feet of water. it was not water but it was all cesspool so it was sewage water. >> how much can a body tank. >> blankets, two socks three sweaters and gloves. >> they have got garbage they're cleaning in other areas and putting it on the beach here, yet we have still have garbage here. >> it's the way life is. >> jennifer: thousands of volunteers have flocked to the rockaways to help with the cleanup efforts tonight coming from new york, dr. sabaya, welcome to the war room. >> i'm having difficulty hearing you. >> jennifer: i can hear you, just a little bit faint. >> a little bit faint. hopefully they can turn up your microphone because you have important things to say. >> yes. >> jennifer: you spent a year doing development work in rural afternoonafrica. how surprised were you by the conditions on the ground in new york city. >> i was
is the director of mayors against guns. mark is joining me from new york. thanks for coming inside "the war room," mark. >> thank you for having me. >> jennifer: i know you have on the air a lot because of the tragedy last week. i'm curious about the policy arm of your organization, and what can be done on the state level. many states have or are introducing laws to allow more concealed weapons in public schools, for example. what is your organization doing at this point for that. >> going to the states is one of the many paths to victory to this issue. one of the paths was actually shown in michigan -- your own home state. so you have a very republican governor there and the nra was on the path to pass two really bad bills, one would eliminate background checks for concealed weapons, and the second would allow concealed carrying in places like day cares and schoolyards. and in a matter of weeks the nra had both of those initiatives completely reversed. we beat them on the first one, after the connecticut shootings the governor vetoed the bill and he should have. so th
's coming to us from new york. welcome back inside "the war room." >> good to be here. >> jennifer: so how significant is it that the california teacher's pension is threatening to divest from this fund and what does this portend for other potential pension funds? >> i think it actually is pretty significant. i wouldn't say it is a dirty little secret. it is very little known if this whole private equity industry, we're talking about the blackstone group and bain capital and kkr and cerberus, all of these billionaires who are buying and selling companies, this whole industry only exists because public employee pension funds invest lots of money into them. it got started with the oregon public employee pension fund. any viewers out there if you work for a city or state or teacher, you can go to the web site of your retirement fund and see, they will list down there all of the different private equity funds that they're invested in. as you noted the california pension funds but also the new york pension funds and every
in 2016, but it seems new york mayor michael bloomberg has a different idea. bloomberg called clinton and urged her to run for his job in in 2013 after she completes her tenure as secretary of state. should the big apple be secretary clinton's next gig? might be there a job for her there in four years. here after the moves of general petraeus we have karl frisch and donnie fowler. mayor clinton. >> mayor chelsey clinton. >> jennifer: you think hillary clinton would be interested in being mayor? >> no, as great as new york is, i think it would feel like a demotioning to from traveling the world as secretary of state to dining the fine restaurant of new york. i think they'll vote in quinn. >> jennifer: karl, let me follow up with you. there is a new york democrat nate shinigoa who lost his race, but he received a letter from hillary clinton, and he posted it on his facebook. and she's in fact in that letter encouraging him to keep on fighting in the political website, saying that is new for clinton. do you think she's building support for a presidential campaign? >> i don't think she's
in pakistan that killed another 226 people. he's coming to us from new york. steven, welcome back inside "the war room." >> nice to be here. >> jennifer: so i'm curious in response to the bangladesh incident walmart released a statement saying that a supplier subcontracted work to this factory without authorization and in direct violation of our policies. today the statement says we have terminated the relationship with the supplier. will blaming the subcontractor get them out of this? >> walmart is one of the biggest producers in bangladesh. h and m uses many factories. it uses many subcontractors. walmart said we didn't know that the subcontractor that we thought was going to use an approved factory was using this unapproved factory. walmart insists it didn't know. i speak to some labor activists in the united states and also in bangladesh. they say walmart must have known. walmart over the past year was using not just one supplier in the factory but it was using four different suppliers that were making goods for walmart
, and people who were for it the liberal new yorker magazine bill keller, the editor of the "new york times" was for the war, al franken was for the war. i think i was like 26 democratic senator voted for the war. talk about when you try to do this stuff and you are attacked by your own people who are telling you, no, we must go to war, i just -- i'm -- i'm fed up -- i'm not giving up but i am -- i am committed to seeing a change, and not just making movies just for the sake of making another movie so people can do something for a couple of hours. >> jennifer: all right. stay right there, because i'm glad to hear you say you are not giving up, even though i know for a fact it is really hard being constantly attacked. but i want you to stay there, because i want to leave this conversation with some hope. so stay there, we'll be right back. >> yes. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks or jumping into the market he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him
of assault weapons and ban these high-capacity clips of more than ten bullets. in addition new york senator chuck schumer has also called for action to make it harder for people who are quote mentally unstable to get guns. john larson from connecticut wants congress to close the gun show loophole. so has the newtown shooting changed the political climate for gun safety in america. here is robert reich the author of "beyond outrage." he is joining us tonight from berkeley, thank you so much bob for joining me today. >> well good evening, jennifer. i'll tell you this is something that only tangentially touches on my normal topics but goes to the heart of the moral understanding and ability of americans to take action. i think we have reached a tipping point here. i think the normal approach we take as a country, because of an at attention deficit disorder that we have in the media is when some horrendous thing like that happens, we talk about gun control and change and then we sort of lose our way. the gun lobbies become more activated, and then when it looks like we are
? joining me from new york to discuss that is katrina vanden huvall, the editor much "the nation." welcome back inside the "room"? >> the election, you know, the election, seems to me it was a rejection of denialism, extremism, of intolerance. the heritage foundation represents all of those, and i think heritage was influential, really, in the reagan years, maybe a little bit in the bush years. but it's lost some of its luster. partly because the republican brand is staina stained brand with a shrinking base. >> let's hope it's lost some of its luster. do you think, though that someone like jim demint again, newly fired up and perhaps now on a mission could restore the luster of something like the heritage foundation? >> you know i don't see a new -- him newly fired up. i see him newly expelled. he took himself out of the running but, you know, look at what's happened. all of what he stood for has been rejected. obamacare is the law of the land. he fought against that very hard. he fought against reproductive rights. he fought against gay right
to gun culture. so i'm pleased to welcome my next guest. joining us here in new york is rabbi eric yoffe for the union for reformed judaism. thank you for coming inside "the war room." >> happy to be with you. s. >> john: you wrote a deeply powerful piece in "huffington post" and everybody out there atheist and believer alike should read called "gun worship is blasphemy." what was it that prompted you to go with that particular title? >> i believe that gun control is a religious issue. we have turned guns into idols and the worship of idols is blasphemy and the only proper response to blasphemy is moral outrage and moral action. that's what that piece was about. >> john: i want to talk with you about the whole morality of gun culture. a lot of people are struggling with where do you draw the line between wanting to protect your family and giving easy access to weapons designed to kill people to whoever wants them. >> we're not talking about protecting your family. we all support that. all of the major religious
of the plaintiffs. she joins me here in new york to discuss why this exclusion needs to be overturned. captain, welcome to "the war room." >> thank you for having me. >> john: before we begin i want to read. >> very brief list of countries that allow women to serve in combat. all are allies. israel france, new zealand finland, norway, serbia, swede and switzerland and the u.k. allows women to serve in artillery. why is america so far behind the rest of the world? >> you know, i think we're just attached to those past rules that have been in place and it is not really taking into account the change in the modern warfare today and the fact that women have really been in combat for the last ten years in the last two wars we've been in. >> john: 14% of the 1.4 million active military are women. but 238,000 jobs across the armed forces are completely off-limits to them. is there any reason that you are given consistently by the brass as to why this is? >> you know, i think the policy is in place just because it has always been in p
of the koch brothers. americans for prosperity. that right wing group told "the new york times," nick, today that the bill's passage is "a win for union protesters even though they might not know it yet." really? it is a win for unions. that's why they're out there today. that was a celebration! not a protest! right? the evidence is abundant and clear! this is a win, all right. but it is a win for the koch brothers. they are the ones who fund the conservative bill mill alec, the american legislative exchange council. we covered this long ago. alec is a group that is funded by large corporate interests and the koch brothers that writes physically writes model bills for state legislatures and this bill is straight out of the alec playbook. the language in it is almost identical, almost exactly the same as alec's model right to work act. the labor leaders are vowing to fight this until the bitter end be. a high-ranking official told talking points memo "if this bill is signed today it will be a thunderdome for gov
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